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“Great family fun!”

Leanyer Recreation Park
Ranked #19 of 121 things to do in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer Recreation Park. Entry is free to this fantastic venue.The Park consists of dry and wet recreational area's. There are 3 massive water slides where you can ride the water, a water park with swimming area's and a water playground, just the place to get wet and splash around in. There is also a dry play ground, a skate park, a half basketball court, BBQ's, a Cafe and lots of shaded area'sThe newly opened cafe is a great place for a coffee and a bite to eat. it also has catering available to busy mums and other organizations. menu's are available on our website.The Recreation Park is open daily from 8am to 8pm. The Water Park is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm during school terms. During School Holidays we are open every day from 10am to 7pm. On Public Holidays we are also open from 10am - 7pm.
Gold Coast
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great family fun!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

A great family friendly water park with great slides a swimming pool and plenty of shade and the best thing....it's FREE!!

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Pittas
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Darwin, Australia
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place for kids”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great to visit except during school holidays. Fantastic water playground with slides for the older kids, and a pool for the younger kids

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Safetravels16
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best value attraction in Darwin!!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

This type of facility anywhere in Australia, let alone the world would cost you $100 for the family and it's free!!! We were there today and our 3 boys played non stop for at least 3 hours. There's BBQs, shade, supervision, and a nice cafe/canteen too. Really what more could you ask for from a community facility. We didn't have to wait long for the slides and they we're cry well supervised and there was in fact one Italian lifeguard who had a terrific personality and really engaged the patrons when he was at the top of the slide - he had a great sense of humour! Couldn't recommend this place highly enough, only 15-20 mins out of the CBD. Jobs that the kids no about it they won't want to go anywhere else!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Michael E
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Aalborg, Denmark
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130 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“What a great place”
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I can't rave enough about this place. Good for all ages. Only downfall OS you can't wear sunglasses on the water slides which was difficult for me but still had a great day.
And it's free

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Amelia S
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Alyangula, Australia
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great family day”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

What a great day! Water slides are fun, fantastic water play area for the smaller children and a massive swimming pool for the family to enjoy, with plenty of Life Guards keeping watch at the activities.
Would suggest taking a picnic blanket/deck chairs and esky, although there is a cafeteria on site. Parking was difficult to obtain.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Elizabeth T
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